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over the house. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 7th, 2012. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. barack obama has been reelected president of the united states. mr. obama won a second term in office defeating mitt romney following an often nasty and costly election. democrats have retained control of the senate, republicans continue to control the house. president obama won a decisive victory over mitt romney racking up wins in at least 7 of 9 battleground states. the president won in wisconsin and iowa's six electoral votes, a state that launched his first campaign and the key western state of nevada. but it was ohio that pushed the president over the 270 electoral votes needed to win. it was a commanding win for the president in the electoral college, but the popular vote was neck and neck. in his victory speech, mr. obama promised better days ahead. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to com
japan. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, the i am chip reid, one day after the holiday season kickoff the nation's merchants have reason for joy, by one estimate the number of black friday shoppers was up 20 percent over the same day last year. the question now is whether shoppers can maintain the pace. terrell brown is watching the shoppers and their treasures in new york tonight. >> it is shaping up to be a record-setting opening to this holiday shopping season. one retailer at wal-mart the neigh nation's biggest said it sold nearly 5,000 items a second on thanksgiving night, as stores opened their doors this year earlier than ever. >> the pumpkin pie was barely eaten thursday night when retailers opened their doors, some as early as 8:00 and 9:00 p.m., to jump-start the holiday shopping season. >> shopping! >> people showed up a clear majority of the nation's shoppers came into the stores between thursday night and friday morning. according to an overnight survey from a research group. >> this party was by far the biggest ever and have neve
. the states in red are the states that cbs news projects will be carried by mitt romney. let's have a look at those quickly. the state of indiana cbs news projects will go to mitt romney and the state of kentucky cbs news projects will go to governor romney. and so far tonight we have projected president obama the winner of the state of vermont. that is all we have at the moment. all the other state state wheree polls have closed we simply don't have enough information yet to make a projection on those states. will barack obama get a second term? or will mitt romney become the 45th president? will the democrats be able to hold on to the senate or will the republicans take control? we're about to find out. it's election night on cbs. changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> the stock market has rebounded. our assembly lines are humming again. we are moving forward! >> i want more jobs! my priority is jobs, jobs, jobs! >> i don't want your vote because of what i have done, i want your vote because of what i'm going to do. >> this campaign is growing, the momentum is building. >>
heritage. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> brennan: good evening. i'm margaret brennan. there is no cease-fire as yet between israel and hamas militants in gaza, though diplomatic efforts are under way. here's the latest-- israel says it's launched nearly 200 airstrikes against more than 800 targets. gaza officials say today's strikes killed 12 people, including eight militants. all told, 42 palestinians and three israeli civilians have been killed in four days of fighting. allen pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. >> reporter: only hours after it was set up, this antimissile battery in tel aviv interpreted a long-range rocket aimed at the hate of israel's commercial capital. five such batteries, called iron dome, have been keploid and three more are being rushed into production. in an expansion of the air war against hamas, the israelis struck the office of the movement's prime minister overnight. attacks were also aimed at other parts of hamas' political struck the uincluding a building with where the cabinet meets. gaza is one of the most densely popula
. january crawford, cbs news, yardly, pennsylvania. >> jeff: it takes 270 electoral votes to capture the white house. and our political director john dickerson has been mapping out possible ways to win for both campaigns. john, good evening. what does it look like tonight? >> reporter: well, good evening, jeff. of that magical 270, if you look at the states that are very likely or presumed to go to barack obama, he starts with about 327 electoral votes in his column. governor romney starts with about 191. with that kind of head start, there are about 430 possible routes to victory for barack obama. for mitt romney there are far fewer, about 76 or so routes. that means the easiest way for barack obama to get to the magical 270 would be to win florida and then any of the other eight battleground states. for governor romney it is harder. he would have to win florida, north carolina, virginia, ohio and then one remaining battleground state in order for him to get to 270. >> jeff: there seems to be an increasing discussion or speculation that governor romney could win the popular vote but
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. we are learning more tonight about the investigation that led to the abrupt resignation of c.i.a. chief and retired four-star general david petraeus. petraeus admitted to an affair and submitted his resignation to president obama, and now it turns out, it was the f.b.i. that discovered the relationship was with his biographer. homeland security correspondent bob orr is standing by in washington tonight. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, david petraeus is one of america's most decorated and reveered generals. as head of the c.i.a., he was in charge of the nation's most sensitive operations, but the ridgedly disciplined p/e was hiding his own dark secret. sources say c.i.a. director david petraeus was never the target of an f.b.i. investigation but when his name surfaced in another probe, agents became concerned that petraeus, or his e-mail accounts, may have been compromised. it all began a few months ago when a female acquaintance of the c.i.a. director received a
hit by hurricane sandy. hardest hit by >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. "cbs morning news" >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporarily stop it's offensive in the gaza strip with answers from rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the prime minister arrived in gaza this morning and visiting to show solidarity with hamas the militants who rule gaza. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. you can see the smoke over the city this morning. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing hundreds of rockets across gaza's border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas rocket launching sites and weapons storage. palestinian health officials said 19 people have been killed since the israeli offensive began. the conflict could escalate ev
our campaign 2012 team begins now. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from cbs news election headquarters. >> pelley: good evening. there is no more important day on the american calendar than this one: election day. voters in every state are choosing a president after one of the tightest races ever. in just a few hours, we could know whether barack obama will get a second term or whether mitt romney will be the next president. we've been talking to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan cr
there and in florida. cbs news will have the latest election results. coverage begins tonight 7:00 p.m. eastern time right here on cbs. >>> hurricane sandy is playing a role in today's election. residents in new york and new jersey waited in long lines yesterday to cast early ballots. so many people were displaced by the storm that voters in new york and new jersey can cast ballots at any polling place. now more than a week after the storm hit, millions continue to deal with harsh conditions. no power, no heat, and plunging temperatures and gas lines that stretch for miles. another strong storm is headed to the northeast, possibly flooding coastal areas already devastated by sandy. here in new york, 40,000 people lost their homes. jim axelrod reports. >> reporter: they're breaking up furniture for firewood on staten island. >> it's very cold. and they need to keep warm somehow. i'm glad that the fire department is not coming to put the fire out. >> reporter: desperate moms are standing in line in queens, hoping the donated food doesn't run out. >> it's hard, you know? because you don't want your bab
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, two days after the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus more details are emerging about the chain of events that lead to his departure. we begin tonight with bob orr in washington. >> good luck, sir. >> reporter: sources say the down fall of c.i.a. director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the f.b.i., uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petraeus. source have identified the second woman as 37-year-old jill kelley of the tampa area. cbs news has been told kelley is a civilian who does work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she was with her husband.
one word at a time. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: good evening, i'm jeff glor. the turmoil in egypt turned deadly today, continuing fallout from president mohammed morsi's sweeping expansion of his powers on thursday when he said courts can no longer review his decisions. here is the latest. one person was killed and 60 hurt in a clash at a muslim brotherhood office. president morsi meets the top judges who oppose his move tomorrow. both sides plan major demonstrations on tuesday. we begin with holly williams in cairo. >> reporter: there were running street battles in central cairo today as protestors angry with president morsi clashed with the police. they fought with rocks and tear gas canisters in chaotic themes but without either side gaining very much ground. on tahrir square the home of last year's egyptian revolution peaceful protestors are staging a sit-in. they've set up camp and say they will stay until the president rescinds the decree that gave him sweeping new powers. their banner demands an egypt for all egyptians. but less than a y
. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning a lot of folks in the northeast are asking how much more can we take? barely more than a week after superstorm sandy an unusually early winter storm is hitting the region with a nasty mix of rain, snow and gusty winds. the storm moved up the coast overnight icing roads and disrupting air travel and causing more trouble for an already fragile system. from 60,000 customers who just had their power restored lost it again. teresa garcia is in rockaway beach, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. like it or not, ready or not, people in this tri-state region are pretty storm weary but they had to power through a nor'easter that brought a lot of snow, windy conditions, slushy and miserable out there. this is actually a snowstorm that's proving to be on track to break records for snowfall in november. for example, in central park about four inches fell. here at rockaway beach on the boardwalk, definitely more than three. and all this snow is ba
on him. >> we appreciate that. >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >>> a follow up to the search of two young brothers who were swept away by storm waters in new york, thursday they were found dead. the bodies of 2-year-old brandon and 4-year-old conor moore were discovered in a marsh. the boys were swept from their mother's arms as she tried to escape to safety. >>> the coast guard suspended its four-day search of the ship "uss bounty." he went down with the ship when it sank early monday morning. resc rescuers were hoping he could stay alive in the survival suit. >>> hurricane sandy was so big and traveled so far, its impact reached the midwest. as the cleanup continues in northeast ohio, about 89,000 people remain without power for a fourth day. that's down from more than 250,000. many took refuge in centers. >> i got this notice on my cell phone from the code red and saying this was available and i thought, it has to be a lot warmer than my house. >> many electric companies are trying to restore power by the weekend. >>> hurricane sandy may just actually be the
companies on their handling of hurricane sandy. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 15, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign is widening. here's what we know. petraeus' mistress paula broadwell sent emails to petraeus and other senior military leaders besides general john allen. he's the top commander in afghanistan. meanwhile the fbi agent frederick humphries who launched the investigation of emails is being investigated by the fbi for his role in the case. specifically why he took concerns about this case to republican members of congress. house and senate panels are expected to meet again today with fbi and cia officials. they want to know whether national security was jeopardized and why congress didn't know about the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assess
their kids and running and it's just crazy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 5, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. it is the final day of a campaign that has lasted more than a year and after all those speeches, tv ads, door knocking and fundraising, tomorrow's presidential election is so close it will be won or lost in a few swing states. a "usa today" gallup poll of 12 battleground states finds the race to be a dead heat. today president obama and mitt romney are off on an intense final day blitz of those critical states. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is it. these two candidates have one more day to make their promises attack each other, they got to be tired but looking at them over the weekend they are still going strong. president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also in ohio mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossi
. you could almost say cia directors are not indispensable, they're disposable. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. >>> cbs news has learned president obama will likely nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice may face a tough confirmation process, though. republicans have criticized her response to the september 11th assault in benghazi. rice said it was a spontaneous response to anti-american protests in cairo and not a coordinated attack. >>> congress returns today with an agenda dominated to avoid the so called fiscal cliff, the combination of tax expense increases and spending cuts. president obama meets with top ceos tomorrow to discuss the issue. on friday, mr. obama meets with congressional leaders. >>> new york governor andrew cuomo is asking the federal government for $30 billion in aid to help his state rebuild following hurricane sandy. two weeks after the storm, tens of thousands of customers remain without power in the hardest hit sections of new york and new jersey. some 55,000 of them on long island. cuomo says the lon
to the election. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. recovery is slow going for millions of people affected by sandy and the superstorm is not done yet. storm remnants triggered flood watch warnings from northern new england and mid-atlantic states. winter storm warnings for central appalachians and flooding advisories across the lower great lakes. 74 people have been killed by the mega storm at one point. 60 million people were without power. it's fallen to 40 million people. and 6 million homes and businesses. and back up batteries and generators are failing knocking out one in five cell phone towers. here's a timeline video of how some 650,000 new yorkers lost power. the storm rolled in. you see the freedom tower on the right. night falls. the substation explodes. lower manhattan is plunged into darkness. mayor bloomberg said could it be days before power is restored. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing in front of the entrance to new york's fdr drive. this is one of the areas that remains flood
if new leaders fail to narrow the income gap. bill whitaker, cbs news, revealin >> pelley: u.s. navy seals are part of an elite force that operates in the shad shadows, best known for killing osama bin laden. but our pentagon correspondent david martin has learned a group of seals is being disciplined rairevealing secrets. >> reporter: the seven members of seal team 6 are all still on active duty. one of them was on the raid dhich killed osama bin laden and made seal team 6 a household name. for two days this spring and summer they worked as paid consultants on this recently- avleased video game "medal of honor warfire." four other members of the team who have since transferred out of the unit but are still on active duty are under e gastigation. the game does not recreate the bin laden raid, but it does portray realistic pictures such as an attack on a pirate's den al somalia. it was produced by electronic arts which boasts that real commandos, both active duty and retired, help make its games as realistic as possible. >> operators can jump at altitudes of 30,000 feet. >> reporter:
for allegedly revealing classified information. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 9th, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in washington. there is a new sense of urgency to avert a looming fiscal crisis. it's the so-called fiscal cliff a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to kick in next year. both democrats and republicans are talking compromise but we have heard this all before. and in the just released report from the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts dire consequences unless it's resolved. this mornings stocks in asia dipped on concern over the crisis. tokyo's nikkei and hong kong hang seng were down 1% and wall street investors are selling. the dow jones industrials were down 434 points the last two days. today president obama in his first post-election comment will address the nation's fiscal problems. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on all of this. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. you know, not everyone believes that the consequences of going over this fiscal cliff
have a run in on the track. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 12, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the resignation of cia director david petraeus. lawmakers want to know if national security was compromised by the extramarital affair that forced him to step down and why they weren't told sooner. it was harassing emails allegedly from petraeus' mistress to another woman that triggered an fbi probe. tara mergener is in washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. jill kelly took her concerns to the fbi several months ago eventually exposing the affair. now congress is demanding more details. cbs news has learned this woman 37-year-old jill kelly triggered an fbi investigation leading to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. petraeus resigned friday after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. his resignation caught many on capitol hill offguard. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: kelly went to the fbi after allegedly receiving emails from
. >> we are here for you. >> pelley: our team of cbs news correspondents will bring you comprehensive coverage of the aftermath of sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from breezy point, new york. >> pelley: good evening. we've come here because no community has seen more destruction from hurricane sandy than this. this entire neighborhood, in the new york city borough of queens, 111 homes destroyed by fire the night the storm hit. we'll have more on this in just a moment, but first, let us give you the big picture on the aftermath of sandy. nearly six million homes and businesses in 13 states are still without electricity tonight. at least 68 deaths are blamed on the storm. insurance companies tell us that well over 34,000 homeowners have put in claims for damage or destruction. in new york city, the sun finally came out today, along with the first sounds of recovery. ( bell ringing ) the stock market opened for the first time this week. buses are back and there could be some subway service tomorrow. the biggest challen
grow short. millions spend another night in the dark but help is on the way. our team of cbs news correspondents will bring you extensive coverage of the long road to recovery from hurricane sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting from long beach island, new jersey. >> pelley: good >> pelley: good evening. this barrier island on the new jersey shore is one of the areas hit hardest by hurricane sandy. in a moment, we'll show you what the storm did to this community and talk to some of the people who live here. they're facing a fourth day without power as the nights grow colder. but first, the number of people who lost their lives in this storm is now up to at least 87 in nine states. in new york city, firefighters and police went door to door oncking on residents. mayor michael bloomberg said the death toll in the city is up to 37 now. today, police recovered the bodies of two staten island children who were literally torn from their mother's arms and swept away on floodwaters monday. millions of people in 11 states from virgini
. silver linings in a dark week. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pel >> pelley: good evening. 110. that's the new death toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of just one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila and dominick trayna holding on to their memories and contemplating the future. the insurance industry estimates economic losses from the storm at $50 billion. second only to hurricane katrina. more than three million homes and businesses are still without power as the nights grow colder. in parts of new york and new jersey, there's high anxiety as the gas gauge drops to empty and the lines go on for hours. this evening, new york city's mayor reversed himself and canceled sunday's new york city marathon. his hand forced b
ruling. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 23, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. with the turkey tucked away and dishes done millions of americans took part in the new american tradition holiday shopping on thanksgiving night. not even on black friday. according to one survey 17% of shoppers said they would take advantage of thanksgiving hours. the national retail federation estimates 147 million americans will shop between thursday and sunday and they will be spending big money. more than $586 billion in november and december. cbs moneywatch's erica ferrari is here. >> reporter: retailers are doing all they can to get shoppers in the door this year and that means opening up earlier and earlier on the eve of black friday. excited shoppers rush into the toys "r" us store in new york's times square. it was one of many retailers to open their doors on thanksgiving night. >> i stay home on friday but i come when i put the turkey in the oven, i run to the store. >> reporter: lines outside big box stores like best buy and discoun
no clue what i'll do after that. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 28, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning little progress to report in efforts to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, those are the tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect next year. republicans and democrats continue to squabble over raising taxes and sparing entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. today the president discusses the issues with leaders of major corporations. he met with small business leaders yesterday. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: while the two sides remain deadlocked president obama is taking his case to the american people trying to drum up support. republicans are complaining that instead of being out campaigning he needs to sit down with them and work out a deal. it's a short drive up pennsylvania avenue from the capital to the white house but congressional republicans and president obama are getting farther apart in their effort to keep the nation from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. a s
over violence. alan pizzey, cbs news, ramallah. >> pelley: today we heard for the first time from the army private charged in one of the biggest security breaches in u.s. history. bradley manning told a military court today that he was treated so badly after his arrest in baghdad, that he thought he would die. manning is charged with sending thousands of classified documents to wikileaks, a web site that posted them online. if convicted, manning could face life in prison. the west coast is bracing tonight for some unusual rough weather, a series of storms blowing in from the pacific. there could be as much as 14 inches of rain in california. ifd carter evans is in forest hill tonight. carter. >> reporter: scott, meteorologists call storms like this a pineapple express. you could think of it as a river of moisture in the sky. bringing waves of torrential rain from hawaii to the west coast. california's coast is already being pounded by waves as high ho 15 feet. heavy rain brought freeway traffic to a standstill. utility workers are cutting trees and clearing storm drains preparing
that i knew i had to do something. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 30, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. republican reaction to the initial white house offer to resolve the fiscal cliff was anything but flattering. one republican called the offer an insult. both sides are digging in their heels on raising taxes on upper income earners. the white house proposal includes $1.6 trillion in taxes over a decade, 400 billion for medicare, 50 billion in stimulus spending and the end of congressional control over the debt ceiling. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, terrell, good morning. the president's opening salvo there was not well received by republicans. they balked at his plan. he's taking his message to middle class americans at a factory that makes toys. it's a trip republicans are calling an irritant. president obama leaves the white house this morning to head to a toy factory in pennsylvania. he'll tell americans the fiscal cliff will cause holiday shopping to plummet. >> let's giv
wild through the streets. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 29, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. and a little more than a month the u.s. economy could experience a severe shock. that is if leaders in washington can't come up with a budget deal. scares of automatic spending cuts and tax increases could take effect january 1st. democrats moved by president obama and congressional republicans signaled they are willing to compromise on changing tax rates and spending reductions but the negotiations are moving very, very slowly. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president is sending his top two negotiators to talk with lawmakers today about possible spending cuts. he's also getting ready to take his fiscal cliff message on the road. he'll try to convince the american people the best way to avoid the fiscal cliff is to extend the bush era tax cuts for the middle class. >> it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> reporter: president obama is putting pr
'll pump it for them. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, two enars, $2 billion. urw it's your turn. ,he long, expensive presidential wn t is down to its final hours. national polls show that it's dead even, but in the few swing states that could tip the balance tomorrow night president obama has a slight advantage over mitt romney. in ohio, a university of oncinnati poll shows the president ahead 50% to 49%. in florida, a recent poll has him ahead by just two points. in wisconsin, the president hreds by three points. in iowa, the "des moines register" shows mr. obama up mr. oboints. and the colorado poll has him ahead by two points. our campaign 2012 team is covering. first we're going to go to nancy wedes with the president tonight. nancy? >> pelley: scott, after 100 rallies, the president holds his final one here in des moines tonight for two reasons: first, mostuse iowa is one of the battleground states the campaign inls most confident about sinning and second because, in many ways, this is the state that first
back inside the church. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 14, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the unfolding sex scandal that cost the cia director his job and now a top u.s. military commander is tangled in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. >>> jill kelley is well-
land. >>> this is "the cbs morning news" for monday, november 19th, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, no signs of a letup in the fighting between israeli forces and palestinian militants on the gaza strip. israeli air strikes hit dozens of suspected targets overnight. an israeli missile destroyed two homes in a residential neighborhood, killing at least two children, according to gaza officials. militants fired more than 100 rockets on israel yesterday. peace efforts are under way in cairo. susan mcginnis is in washington watching it all this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. the big worry now is a ground invasion on the part of israel and that is something that washington and other nations are working to keep from happening. a bomb shook gaza city awake monday morning. the abbas headquarters was just one of 80 sites the israeli military says it targeted in overnight attacks. palestinian officials say two adults and two children were killed in the early morning bombing. dozens more are missin
by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. today, b.p. pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pay the largest fine in u.s. history more than two years after its drilling operation killed 11 workers and unleashed the largest accidental oil still ever. 11 deepwater horizon exploded what followed was a gusher that ran for 85 days, spilling an estimated 172 million gallons. the company agreed to pay 4.5 billion dollars in fines. two bp employees will be charged with manslaughter, and a third with lying to isngress. manuel bojorquez is in new orleans with details of what bp knew before the explosion. >> reporter: two former b.p. employees charged with manslaughter were the highest ranking b.p. supervisors on seepwater horizon. they were in charge of the test that signaled grave danger the afternoon of the explosion. on. test found signs that combustible gas was seeping into the well. the indictment alleges b.p. managers, robert kaluza, and reald vidrine, failed to call ogineers on shore to discuss the abnormal readings. gs.tead, they allowed
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> good evening, scott's off tonight, i'm anthony mason. two days ago mohamed morsi won widespread praise for brokering a cease-fire between israel and hamas. today thousands of egyptians protested at morsi granted himself broad new powers, putting his decisions above any court. morsi called the move temporary but at least 100 people were injured as protesters clashed with police in cities across egypt, including alexandria and the capital. holly williams begins our coverage tonight in cairo. >> reporter: thousands of egyptians poured on to the streets, furious with the country's first democratically elected president. they accused mohamed morsi of behaving like a pharaoh, making a power grab by presidential decree. during the arab spring, egyptians came together on tahrir square to top it will country's long-time dictator hosni mubarak. today mr. morsi's critics clashed with his supporters while police fired tear gas canisters into the crowd. "he's saying that he's our god" said this protester. "he's made a mistake." and this woman said that after
of hundreds of holiday shoppers. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 22, 2012. >>> good morning. on this thanksgiving day. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. on this thanksgiving, a cease-fire between israel and hamas that took effect last night looks to be holding. the deal was announced in cairo and ended eight days of fighting the new islamic egyptian government played a key role in brokering the u.s. backed truce. secretary of state hillary clinton called this a critical moment for the region. following a 24 hour cooling off period talks will resume on key issues like the israeli blockade. susan mcginnis starts us off in washington this morning. good morning to you. happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: good morning. happy thanksgiving. this is a very tenuous cease-fire. deep mistrusts remain on both sides. it feels like both sides have their finger on the trigger. residents are gathering their belongings and heading home. many took refuge in a united nations shelter while israel and the militant group hamas spent eight days in a bloody conflict. under the cease-fire
man ♪ >> this is the cbs morning news for monday, november 26th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in egypt. president mohamed morsi is scheduled to meet with senior judges today to discuss his move to assume absolute authority. morsi's power grab has triggered three days of violent protests, injuring hundreds. yesterday the egyptian stock market was down more than 9.5%. some u.s. lawmakers are urging caution in dealing with egypt's new islamic leader. >> we don't obviously want to see a democratically elected autocrat take the place of an undemocratically elected dictator. which was the case before that. >> holly williams is in cairo this morning. what's the latest there now? >> reporter: good morning, terrell. here in egypt we saw a lot more violence yesterday. in cairo, protesters who were angry with president morsi fought running street battles with the police. protesters throwing rocks, police firing back with tear gas. one person was killed when a crowd attacked the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood, the islamist group from whi
of their own destiny. protesting and striking are the only options they have. mark phillips, cbs news, madrid. >> pelley: israel today assassinated the commander of the hamas military wing with a precision air strike, and they had the tape to prove it. the warplane scored a direct hit on ahmed jabari's car in gaza. jabari was blamed for numerous terror attacks. israel followed up with a blistering series of airstrikes in gaza against hamas training facilities and rocket launchers. at least ten palestinians were killed, and the offense seems likely to set off heavy fighting with gaza militants who have a large arsenal the rockets. the owner of the pharmacy linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak is hauled before congress. did climate change turn sandy into a super storm? and a spectacular sight in the night sky when the "cbs evening news" continues. open enrollment is here. the time to choose your medicare coverage begins october 15th and ends december 7th. so now is the time to consider the benefits and stability of an aarp medicarecomplete plan insured through unitedhealthcare. what makes i
these photos. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. at the end of the most violent day yet in the battle between israel and the hamas government in gaza, secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in jerusalem to try to broker a cease-fire. but late today things looked frosty between the secretary and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. faces were long and comments were short. she had just flown ten hours, leaving president obama behind on a tour of cambodia throughout this day there were rumors of peace but israel unleashed a ferocious bombardment of gaza from air and sea. the palestinians and gaza fired back. since this started last week, 133 palestinians have been killed in 1,500 israeli air strikes. five israelis have died after more than one thousand rockets rained down from gaza. we have correspondents on both sides of the line, first charlie d'agata in gaza. >> reporter: city skyline was filled with smoke as israeli tanks fired shells followed by air strikes. when we drove to one neighborhood to take a closer loo
by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening, and happy thanksgiving, everyone. scott is off tonight. i'm jeff glor. the cease-fire between israel and hamas has passed the first 24 hours. now comes the hard part-- negotiating the details of a truce to make sure is stays. a senior israeli official arrived in cairo today for talks. the head of hamas is there as well. in the meantime, israeli troops that were preparing for a ground invasion began pulling back today. and in gaza, palestinians are cleaning up the damage left behind by eight days of fighting. charlie d'agata is in gaza. >> reporter: gaza city's deserted streets came back to life today. weapons on both sides fell silent as the fragile cease-fire held. after eight days of living in fear, thousands of palestinians gathered in the city square to show support for hamas. you can feel the sense of relief here on the streets of gaza city today that the fighting is over. but hamas is declaring this a celebration of victory. and despite more than a week of suffering, that's exactly how people here see
. captioning sponsored by cbs ponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. three b.p. oil company employees appeared in federal court today, heo of them charged with 11 counts of involuntary manslaughter. those are for the 11 crewmen killed in 2010 when the deepwater horizon explode excluded and sank in the gulf of mexico. the well ran wild for more than 80 days, unleashing the largest accidental oil spill in history. mark strassmann is covering the courthouse for us in new orleans tonight. mark. mark. >> reporter: scott, this prosecution moves away from the b.p. spill's environmental and economic impacts. instead, its the preventable deaths of 11 people. bob kaluza oversaw safety for b.p. aboard the deepwater horizon when the rig exploded. >> i did not cause this tragedy. i am innocent. and i put my trust, reputation, and future in the hands of the judge and the jury. >> reporter: donald vidrine, another b.p. senior supervisor aboard the rig, also pleaded not guilty. they were in charge of a test that indicated a combustible gas had seeped into wel
investigation. >> oh, wow. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. today susan rice had high hopes for what might have been the most important diplomatic mission of her career so far. but the u.s. ambassador to the united nations' attempt to reach agreement with republican senators today failed. rice is a favorite of the president's to be nominated as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton. if he does nominate race, she would have to be approved by the senate. margaret brennan is covering for us tonight. margaret? >> reporter: good evening, scott. ambassador rice asked for the meetings on capitol hill today in hopes of patching up differences she has with at least three republicans. the senators have vowed to stop a nomination of rice because of comments she made after the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. today for the first time she acknowledged her comments were wrong. ambassador race met her toughest critics behind closed doors to explain why she called the september attack on the consulate a spontaneous demo
this is the "cbs evening news" y cbh scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a elley:ic war crime watched in a courtroom as children described m as crders of their families. of te were two days of testimony e wehe case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts ts pre-meditated murder and six ntunts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then shot and stabbed civilians in two villages. the hearing at a military post in washington state was called to decide whether there is enough evidence to court-martial bales. john blackstone has been hevering in the courtroom. >> reporter: staff sergeant afghs watched the video feed from afghanistan show no reaction as ten afghans told of the night their two villages ctre awakened by gunshots. ildrenf the murder victims were children. the massacre was one of the worst crimes attributed to a u.s. serviceman in decades. a seven-year-old named rabin that told the court her father was shot right through the throat and chest.
by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> glor: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm jeff glor. i eight days of bomb blasts and a celebration in gaza tonight after israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fire. a deal was announced in cairo by secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister. israel agreed to stop air strikes in gaza, where at least 161 palestinians have been killed since last wednesday. hamas promised to stop firing rockets which have killed five israelis. there were fears the deal might not happen after a bomb went off on a bus in tel aviv this morning. 27 people were hurt, no one has claimed responsibility. we have reports from gaza and israel tonight. we begin with clarissa ward in cairo, where that cease-fire was brokered. >> reporter: after 24 hours of intense shuttle diplomacy, secretary clinton walked away with what she came for: a cease- fire agreement between israel and hamas that she called the first step in a long process. >> the people of this region deserve the chance to live free today's agreement is a step in the right direc
. >> opponents say if prop 32 passes they will challenge it in court. in the news room, cbs 5. >> i am not ready to give up on the fight and i hope you aren't either, new hampshire. i hope you aren't either. >> irneed iowa so -- i need iowa so i can win the white house and take back america. >> reporter: they are pulling out all of the stops in the final hours of the long campaign. they are appealing to voters but couldn'ting on the vote. the winner will need 270 and the associated press shows president barack obama with an edge but there are 83 votes in six states that could go to earth candidate. they are the so-called swing states. it is in these six states where they are focused this weekend ark long with the runningmates and their wives. both campaigns realizing it will be close. danielle knotting ham with the spreupt -- knottingham with the sprint. >> reporter: stevie wonder ... [cheers and applause] >> reporter: the president followed by singing the praises of his supporters. >> i need you, ohio. >> reporter: ohio is just one of several battleground states both candidates visited on
was stopped. when the "cbs evening news" continues. niversal language. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a langua>6ge all its ownc with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. >> pelley: we've learned today that federal investigators long ago had questions about the specialty pharmacy linked to that meningitis outbreak. the outbreak, linked to contaminated drugs, has spread across 19 states with more than 400 cases and 32 deaths. jim axelrod tells us that congress has summoned the man who runs that pharmacy. >> reporter: this 22-year-old college yearbook picture of barry cadden is one of the few public images of the president of new england compounding center. that will change tomorrow when he's called to capitol hill to testify about the 32 meningitis deaths traced to drugs made by his company. congressman cliff stearns chairs the energy and commerce subcommittee that's investigating. >> i have the right to say there's a debacle here, there's malfeasance, somebody's culpable, come to me and explain why, 32 americans have died, 450 are in t
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. american shoppers are the driving force of our economy and they are in a spending mood. the latest numbers show that 247 million went holiday shopping over the weekend and spent more than $59 billion. morsi 28 football fields. last cyber monday-- its busiest day of the year-- amazon processed 200 orders per second. amazon vice president craig berman says the company expects business this year will be even better. >> we've hired and are continuing to hire 50,000 seasonal workers to meet customer demand. >> reporter: that's in addition to amazon's 20,000 full time workers like packing manager mark pulley. >> we need to come up with a new word for busy. we've been on hyperdrive. >> reporter: across the country, online sales account for 10% of holiday purchases, says ellen davis with the national retail federation. >> the share of sales happening online is still fairly low. however, the internet influences now about 50% of what consumers buy. >> reporter: because shoppers look for sales and compare prices online before they buy
it was ohio that put the president over the top late last night. >> cbs news estimates mr. obama has won 303 electoral votes to 206 for romney. florida is still too close to call. as predicted, the popular vote is much closer. about 50% of americans voted for the president, while 48% chose romney. we have complete election coverage this morning, beginning with nancy cordes in chicago. she covered president obama's victory speech, which was just a few hours ago. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah and charlie. well, in the end, this race wound up just about exactly where the obama campaign had predicted it would, with the president sweeping almost every battleground state. today he returns to washington to begin the hard work of repairing frayed relationships with the other side after a bitter, sometimes petty campa n campaign. it was well after midnight when the president, vice president and their families hugged and waved to supporters from the stage at mccormick place after president obama declared victory. >> tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won
of election day 2012. cbs eyewitness news starts at 4:30 tomorrow morning. >>> and later in the day, you can watch "cbs evening news" beginning at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. we'll bring you local updates twice an hour. can't get to a tv? election results will be streaming live on cbssf.com. >>> in other news, a fremont man is dead, shot and killed by police in a bizarre early- morning shooting. elissa harrington has the details. >> reporter: investigators carry large bags of evidence out of a fremont apartment building that was the scene of a bizarre officer-involved shooting. police shot and killed a naked knife-wielding man who was chasing his estranged wife on the 4500 block of central avenue. around 11:00 last night, the woman's roommate called police to report a domestic dispute. >> officers arrived and found a female who was later identified as our victim running out of the unit with her husband pursuing her. he was naked with a knife in his hand. officers demanded that the suspect stop, drop his weapon. >> reporter: police said he would not follow orders. so they shot him. the gunf
-mails between general allen and kelley as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news, some of the e-mails were more than sexy exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen said he did nothing wrong but for now the capitol hill hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold the promotion. >> general allen and petraeus wrote letters for a custody battle for her sister and more is wanted on the attack in benghazi, libya. >> i think it is imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: some congressional leaders have also called for a joint house-senate probe into the petraeus scandal. the white house said the president was surprised to hear about the petraeus investigation and that the president has faith in general allen and thinks highly of his work in afghanistan. in washington, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. >>> well after a long weekend, washington back to work on the problem of pulling america back from the edge of the fiscal cliff. the new year will bring automatic tax hikes and drastic spending cuts unl
of c.i.a. chief david patraeus because of an extra marital affair is not the end of the story. cbs news has learned the other woman is paula broadwell, she wrote a biography of patraeus. cbs 5 reporter linda yi on what patraeus faces next. >> reporter: it was just over a year ago, his wife by his side, that one of america's most decorated four star generals took the oath of office at c.i.a. director. today, he resigned in disgrace. in a statement to c.i.a. employees, patraeus said, after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. the affair came to light during an f.b.i. investigation that started months ago. officials became concerned about what cbs news has learned were cryptic e-mails patraeus exchanged with his by graver paula broadwell. >> it's sad. >> cbs 5 military analyst retired colonel brendan kearney med broadwell earlier this year during her book tour. he said she was bright and articulate. >> she acknowledged she had been given unfettered access to him. >> does that seem suspicious to you, when you now think back
are working to get the electricity back on. erica ferrari for cbs news, new york. >>> well, it doesn't change the outcome of the election, but president obama is the winner in florida. four days after the election, almost 100% of the votes have been counted. the florida secretary of state's office says the president has about 74,000 votes more than mitt romney. and that's about 50% of the florida vote. to romney's 49.1%. so that means the president won eight of the nine swing states. romney only took one. north carolina. the final electoral vote tally? 332 for president obama, 206 for romney. >>> well, now that the election is over, both the president and the republicans addressed the issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax increases that will be triggered if it's not resolved by the end of the year. >> we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. that's how we did it when bill clinton was president and that's
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